Samir El Charif. (Photo: Doral Police Department)

Florida man who advertised as doctor on Instagram arrested, police say

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Police said Samir El Charif, 29, performed Botox injections and other procedures without being properly licensed, NBC Miami reports. He faces charges such as practicing medicine without a license and posing as a physician.

Charif identified himself on Instagram as a physician and “master injector,” posting photos of patients receiving injections and other medical procedures. 

An investigation of Charif began in February when someone complained to the Florida Department of Health about an unlicensed doctor in Doral at two different clinics, according to NBC Miami.

Undercover detectives arrested Charif after making an appointment at one of his clinics and agreeing to undergo a medical procedure. 

“Unlicensed doctors are not bargain doctors, they are simply NOT doctors. Don't risk your health,” Doral police wrote on their Twitter account.

Police said they are still looking for people who visited Charif for medical treatment, and asks to call 305-593-6699. 

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